Scholarships for PhD in Sustainability Science

Governor Tambuwal shows sympathy on the student whose two hands were chopped off by motorcycle thieves

Sokoto State representative, Aminu, Waziri Tambuwal, has felt for Abubakar Nakasari, a 200-level English Student of Usmanu Danfodio University Sokoto, whose two hands were cleaved off and his cruiser trucked away by some unidentified punks.

Habibu was greeted around 2am on Sunday around Manna region of Sokoto South nearby government where his two hands were cut off before his aggressors fled with his cruiser.

The representative who is away to Abuja on authority task, was spoken to by the Deputy Governor, Hon. Manir Muhammad Dan’iya, promised to capture and arraign each one of those dependable in the demonstration.

Photos: Governor Tambuwal sympathises with student whose two hands were chopped off by motorcycle thieves

Speaking at the Orthopedic Hospital Wamakko, where Habibu was admitted, Dan’iya, said:
“The governor mandated me to come and visit you and your family to assure you that all hands are on deck to arrest and prosecute the perpetrators according to the law.
“This barbaric behaviour is unbecoming among the youth and our government will not condone such act, as this will be the last to be seen in the state God’s willing,” Dan’iya added.
Photos: Governor Tambuwal sympathises with student whose two hands were chopped off by motorcycle thieves
The deputy governor further disclosed that the governor had directed that the state government will settlement all the medical bills of the victim.
The deputy governor was accompanied on the visit by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Bashir Garba; Commissioner for Health, Dr. Ali Inname and former Commissioner of Health, Dr. Shehu, Balarabe Kakale among others.

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Deadline: 19 April 2019 (annual)
Study in: Japan
Course starts September 2019

Brief description:

The Japan Foundation for UNU (JFUNU) Scholarship is available for outstanding applicants from developing countries who can demonstrate a need for financial assistance and who are granted admissions to the PhD Programme in Sustainability Science at United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS).

Host Institution(s):

United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS)

Level/Field(s) of study:

PhD Programme in Sustainability Science

Number of Scholarships:

Limited

Target group:

Citizens of developing countries  listed in the latest OECD DAC list

Scholarship value/duration:

The scholarship provides a monthly allowance of 120,000 JPY for living expenses for a maximum of 36 months. Travel costs to and from Japan, visa handling fees, and health/accident insurance costs must be covered by the student. The tuition fees are fully waived for the scholarship recipients

Eligibility:

Applicants for the PhD in Sustainability Science are required to have met ALL of the following requirements by the application deadline in order to be considered:

1. Strong interest in sustainability studies;

2. Demonstrated commitment to study and understand global issues;

3. A completed Master’s degree in disciplines related to sustainability studies and a minimum of 2 years of practical field experience related to UNU-IAS research themes

OR Two completed Master’s degrees, at least one of which must be in disciplines related to sustainability studies;

4. A GPA of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale on at least one of the Master’s degrees earned; and

5. English language proficiency

Eligibility Requirements for the scholarships:

  1. Applicants must be from developing countries* who can demonstrate a need for financial assistance.
  2. Applicants who are currently living in Japan under a working visa are NOT eligible for the scholarship.
  3. Applicants who want to pursue a second PhD degree at UNU-IAS are not eligible for the scholarship.

Application instructions:

To apply, you must complete the online application form. Application deadline is 19 April 2019.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the application form and  for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website:  https://ias.unu.edu/en/admissions/degrees/phd-in-sustainability-science-2019.html

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